Love Thy Nature (2016)
"The woo about Gaia and such makes even the occasional hard science sound suspect, and questionable statements like people going to parks after 9/11 as proof of the healing power of nature don't help. "
Valley Of Love (2016)
Pali Road (2016)
Louder Than Bombs (2016)
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016)
"Many references in My Big Night will likely fly over the heads of those not conversant in Spanish pop culture, such as the unknown-to-Americans superstar Raphael riffing on his own image, but it's goofy fun regardless. "
The Winding Stream (2015)
"Beth Harrington's lovely documentary The Winding Stream traces the history of the original Carter Family singers -- Maybelle Carter, her cousin Sara, and Sara's husband A.P.-- and their influence on American music. "
A Space Program (2016)
"The picture follows both the development of the project as well as the audience as they were guided through it, and it's significant it was an event meant to be enjoyed by the general public, and not just wasted on Burners. "
"As French-language films about efforts to rehabilitate violent yet hunky blonde juvenile delinquents go, Emmanuelle Bercot's muddled Standing Tall is at least less irritating and fetishistic than Xavier Dolan's Mommy. "
The First Monday in May (2016)
"Call it superficial, but I call it irrefutable: Life is a runway, and Andrew Rossi's documentary The FirstMonday in Maymakes a strong case for fashion - that oft-demonized form of expression - as an art form. "
Sweet Bean (An) (2016)
"The meditative Sweet Bean is veteran director Kawase's first film to receive domestic theatrical distribution -- probably because arthouse audiences love them some food porn -- and the real eye candy is the many close-ups of simmering beans. "
Miles Ahead (2016)
Take Me To The River (2016)
"Take Me to the River is Picnic at Hanging Rock-level cagey about its central mysteries, and while many of its characters know what happened off-screen in both the recent and distant past, they ain't sharing the details with us, just their pain. "
I Saw the Light (2016)
Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016)
City Of Gold (2016)
"Shults does indeed display some giftedness on a visual level, keeping his limited locations interesting with numerous camera tricks and movements. But as calling cards go, Krisha should have remained a short. "
Creative Control (2016)
"Creative Control is shot in glorious black-and-white, which always makes New York look better and also complements the vector-graphic aesthetic of the glasses nicely. But the film's most important innovation is the use of Reggie Watts. "
Here Come the Videofreex (2016)
Knight of Cups (2016)
A Haunting In Cawdor (2016)
The Incident (El Incidente) (2014)
"The Incident commits to its premise, stranding its characters in their personal hells for 35 years, going deep into the minutiae of how they survive and what it does to their bodies and their brains. "
The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)
"The Wave wants only to be big, dumb, Hollywood-style entertainment. On that level, it succeeds - even if a disaster movie cliché drinking game would lead to alcohol poisoning. (You have been warned.) "
The Last Man On The Moon (2016)
The Club (El Club) (2016)
"Larraín gives the film a hazy, somewhat overexposed look, and makes generous use of both Passion of Joan of Arc-style close-ups and Arvo Pärt's Fratres, which provides the sole comfort in a film in which solace is a myth. "
A War (Krigen) (2016)
Rams (Hrútar) (2016)
Where to Invade Next (2016)
4th Man Out (2016)
The Finest Hours (2016)
45 Years (2015)
The Lady In The Van (2015)